Canada Since 1945 (HIST*3180) | College of Arts

Canada Since 1945 (HIST*3180)

Code and section: HIST*3180*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: Matthew Hayday


Course Synopsis:

This course provides an in-depth examination of political, social, cultural, and economic changes in Canada since the Second World War. Particular attention will be paid to the increased diversity of the Canadian population, the development of Canadian institutions, and the changing role played by Canada in the world.  We will be examining the impact of both the baby boom and significant changes in immigration policy on Canadian institutions.  Significant attention will also be paid to Canadian foreign policy, and Canada’s changing interactions with its major allies.  The emergence of a new “Canadian” culture as a result of demographic changes, social movements, public policy and constitutional reform will also be discussed.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

1. Annotated Bibliography/Research Proposal  - 10%
2. Book Review – 15%
3. Research Essay – 35%
4. Seminar Discussion and Participation - 20%
5. Final Exam – 20%

Texts and/or Resources Required:

Anastakis, Dimitry. Re-Creation, Fragmentation, and Resilience: A Brief History of Canada since 1945. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2017.

Students will also have to purchase one additional book for the book review assignment.


*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.